Long Island Wine

 

Long Island, New York is a relatively new wine region. It encompasses both Suffolk and Nassau counties, a.k.a. the North and South Forks (Hamptons), and their smaller islands. Most of the vineyards are located on farms that once grew potatoes and other crops, with tasting rooms in converted barns. Louisa and Alex Hargrave established the first commercial winery, Hargrave Vineyard, in the town of Cutchogue in the North Fork in 1973. Others soon followed, with the Hamptons AVA established in 1985 and the North Fork AVA in 1986. The catch-all Long Island AVA was established in 2001 to allow producers a wider range of grape sources from all sections.
 
Long Island is moderated by the Atlantic, Long Island Sound, and Peconic Bay. The bodies of water cool hot summer temperatures, but can also lead to nasty storm damage during unpredictable late summer/early autumn hurricane season, which can damage crops. However on average, most vintages yield well-balanced grapes which have been given long Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Corey Creek Vineyards

    All of the equipment helps us to extract the ripe supple skin tannins of our grapes, but not the ...

  • Waters Crest Winery

    Welcome to Waters Crest Winery, one of the North Fork of Long Island’s finest family-owned and op...

  • Castello di Borghese

    t's altogether fitting that when Long Island's oldest and most respected winery was up for sale s...

  • Medolla Vineyards

    Our family’s wine making can be traced to the base of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius - a region known for...

  • Wolffer Estate

    Wölffer Estate an American Winery in the Classic European Tradition. Sagaponack, New York: Her...

  • Clovis Point

    In 2001, the partners of Clovis Point purchased ten acres of farm land with a beautiful barn in t...

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  • There's an infrequent visitor to our boards, Gregory Dal Piaz, who you ... ... what's going on across Long Islan Read More

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  • (Sometimes I swear someone is paying EMark by the post.)Anyway Deb... my blogger colleague Jeff wrote a mammoth piece about the North Fork last year. Here's a link to the 3rd part, which contains tasting notes and some recommendations for specific wines. If you are interested in reading more about the wineries you can click on parts 1 and 2 at t... Read More

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  • Welcome to th Forum, Deb.  I hope you enjoy your visit.I also hope somebody jumps in here and gives you some guidance.  I'm not that guy.  I think I've had one NY wine in my life, and it was from the Finger Lakes area.  I have to say, it was pretty good. Read More

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  • Hi. My name is Deb and I live on Long Island.  We are having a  wine and cheese party and I was hoping maybe some of you could recommend some Long Island wines for the event that would be leaning toward  autumn wines. Reds, whites, sparkling. We are trying to keep all food and beverage local. I am new to this site but look forward to interacting... Read More

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  • Who needs CA? Just too hard to source over here, and waaaay too pricey.  ;-(    Yeah, I know, sounds like sour grapes ...  The kinds of offerings below, though, are every bit as interesting, and at very reasonable prices when I can chase the bottles down. Just using these as illustrative examples, for there are plenty more. Notes from Jancis Rob... Read More

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  • Martha Clara Vineyards Merlot North Fork 2009

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  • I'm 34 yrs old and have been working in the restaurant industry for the ... ... wines of New England and Long Island, NY, Austrian reds like St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch, beautiful red Burgundies both delicate and deep structured styles, Tuscan Sangiovese and anything that is bang for the buck and food friendly. I buy a lot of my wine from WT... Read More

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  • Martha Clara Vineyards Merlot North Fork 2009

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  • Martha Clara Vineyards Meritage 6025 2010

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